Radio News for Friday and the Weekend of January 9th 2009


Radio News US:

Business & Financial

Programming, Changes & Ratings

News & PR

OP/ED, Political & Feature

FCC & Legal

Public, Educational & Religious

Streaming & Tech

Radio News International:





Radio & Records

  • Arbitron Gets MRC Accreditation For PPM In Riverside-San Bernardino
  • Katz Media Group Reorgs, Trims Costs
  • Chaitovitz: The Need For A Performance Right
  • Aldrich Named SVP Of A&R At RCA
  • NAB Backs Bill To Block Fairness Doctrine
  • Death Row Goes Back On The Auction Block
  • Obama Wants Delay In DTV Transition
  • Arbitron To Rework PPM System
  • Minority Groups Praise Cuomo’s Office For Settlement
  • Mason Looks Forward To 2009
  • Paige Begins New Chapter
  • Mr. Seacrest Goes To Seattle
  • Tim Time At 1720
  • Tom Kent & ABC Radio Networks Join Forces
  • FlyCast Offers Targeted Ads
  • Vancouver Goes Virgin
  • Sirius XM To Debut First Interoperable Satellite Radio
  • WCRB Taps Dieterich As GM
  • Smerconish Goes National
  • Update: Súper Estrella Network Is No More
  • Moran Adds KGB PD Duties
  • KTRO-AM Exits Talk
  • Radio’s Negative 13% For 2009 ‘Too Optimistic’

All Access

  • Arbitron Receives Media Rating Council Accreditation PPM Data In Riverside-San Bernardino
  • Jermaine Dupri Out As Island Def Jam/Urban Pres.
  • Emmis Q3 Revenues Fall
  • AT&T Launches ‘Sirius’ Competition
  • December PPM Part 3: Philly, H-Town And The Bay
  • Boucher Named To Head House Telecom Subcommittee
  • Iowa Station Changes Hands
  • Report: WRKO’s Finneran Seeks Presidential Pardon
  • Two No Longer Feel The Love At WGVZ
  • Darci Dawn Exits KLLY
  • Racetrack Gets Nailed For ASCAP Violation
  • StreetPulse: The ‘Twilight’ Soundtrack Remains On Top
  • KPCC Opens DC Bureau
  • Russ Martin Talks (A Little) About Exiting 105.3/Dallas
  • WSB’s Arum Adds WSTC-WNLK Show
  • KRKI/Rapid City Flips To Sports
  • Former Green Bay Host Rick Whitt Dies

Radio Ink

  • Katz Launches Katz Marketing Solutions
  • Tom Kent Joins Up With ABCRN
  • O’Reilly’s ‘Talking Points’ To Continue
  • CBS Radio, DG Syndicate Smerconish
  • NRB Names Powers VP/Gov’t Relations
  • SBS Brings El Chulo De La Manana To Mega TV
  • Entravision Expands Jose’s Reach
  • Mason Offers Candid View Of The Year Ahead
  • Patrick Named VP/Ops For Triton Digital Media
  • NAB Applauds Broadcaster Freedom Act
  • Sirius XM: Interoperability At Last
  • Arbitron Settles New Jersey PPM Suit
  • Groups Respond To Arbitron Settlement
  • Arbitron Settles New York PPM Suit
  • Morris: No Reservations


  • Dan Mason Pens Letter To CBS Radio Employees
  • New Jersey Broadcasters Applaud Arbitron Settlement
  • Bill Introduced To Block Fairness Doctrine
  • Katz Media announces cuts
  • Tom McConnell adds CC-Providence cluster oversight
  • first Sirius XM interoperable receiver announced
  • Mike Watt remembers the Stooges’ Ron Asheton
  • Rolling Stone focuses on industry innovators
  • Obama selects ex-RIAA laywer for govt. post

Inside Radio

  • Emmis: Q3 revenue down 4%
  • Bonuses, higher commissions scarce.
  • Katz Media launches marketing unit.
  • Survey: Online dollars seen as key.
  • Year of change in Congress too.
  • SBS gives “El Chulo” TV simulcast.
  • Tom Kent teams with ABC Radio.
  • Bill O’Reilly stays with radio.

Radio Business Report

  • Arbitron wins MRC accreditation for 2nd PPM market
  • Arbitron settles New York & New Jersey lawsuits over PPM
  • Mega-rep Katz cuts staff
  • SIRIUS XM presents MiRGE interoperable radio
  • RXP launches feature with Rich Russo for Springsteen release
  • Entravision adds Jose format numerous stations
  • ABC News Radio to air economy series
  • ABCRN adds Tom Kent
  • CES: Cisco, Windows Mobile devices add RadioTime tuner
  • NABOB and SRA applaud actions by NY and NJ Attorneys General
  • HD Radio program guide project in Phase #2
  • CBS Radio, Dial Global to syndicate The Michael Smerconish Show
  • “Obama Radio Nation 2009” to air from DC
  • CBS Radio News details Inauguration coverage
  • PPM lawsuits settled
  • Retans money is good, but…

Radio Online

  • KMG Launches Marketing Unit for Multi-Platform Radio
  • WWI Says Bill O’Reilly’s ”Talking Points” to Continue
  • ABC Radio Networks Adds Tom Kent to Music Portfolio
  • NAB Applauds Introduction Of Broadcaster Freedom Act
  • Entravision Radio Drops “Super Estrella” for Jose Format
  • Sirius XM Launches First Interoperable Satellite Radio
  • Ashley Paige joins Mount Wilson Broadcasters’ KKGO-FM
  • Ian Freeman, host of syndicated “Free Talk Live,” inks a contract extension
  • WXGI-AM (ESPN 950)/Richmond, VA, afternooner Greg Burton is out
  • KDGS-FM (Power 93.9)/Wichita morning co-host Emily Stevens (aka Hailey) exits.

NTS Aircheck

  • NAB Cheers Re-Intro Of Broadcasters Freedom Act
  • Does “Fairness” Equal “Censorship?”
  • Talk Media News Notes
  • Westwood One Names Two VP’s


  • Power 105.1’s Ed Lover & Free Talk to Naturi Naughton
  • Staff Changes at WPHI Philly
  • Arbitron signs settlement with the Attorney General of New Jersey

All About Country

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